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I am Nirbhaya

 
/ December 16, 2013

A year ago tens of thousands came out in protest on the streets in India. Angry, hurt and exhausted that it had happened again, another girl had lost her life to a sexual assault of the most brutal kind. The collective Indian memory remembers her as Nirbhaya, the fearless one—perhaps...

Human Rights Day in the World’s Largest ‘Democracy’

 
/ December 10, 2013

What do a teacher, cultural activist and human rights worker have in common? They can all be branded anti-state elements and be jailed. Just like the people whose testimonies you will watch in the below videos. “I was just a teacher trying to educate tribal children in our area. Why...

VV at the Delhi Photo Festival 2013

 
/ October 30, 2013

As an organisation that works with a visual medium to get the voices of thousands of marginalised communities to the world, Video Volunteers is always looking for ways to expand into media more than just video. A fantastic opportunity came knocking on our door early in October 2013 when we...

An Insider’s View on Recruiting Community Correspondents

 
/ April 16, 2013

 At Video Volunteers, we’re constantly asked two questions: how do you locate potential Community Correspondents? How do you find the right people in these remote corners of the country?  So, we thought we’d explain the whole process from start to finish. We’ve written about the criteria for being a Community...

What makes a great Community Correspondent? Our criteria for selecting CC’s

 
/ April 16, 2013

By Radhika Gupta and Siddharth Pillai This is what we look for when recruiting Community Correspondents. You can read HERE about how we actually locate and select them. The candidate should be associated with social movements, human rights campaigns and/or NGOs. Candidates with a history of social movements not only have...

Unpaid Wages

 
/ January 27, 2014

Central government has insisted that MGNREGA wages be paid exclusively through savings accounts opened for workers in nearby banks and post offices as a solution to corruption in payments. But the problem persists; VV-PACS Community Correspondent Satyendra from Mau district of Uttar Pradesh gives us a reality check into the...

Distance to Education

 
/ January 23, 2014

“Kawajhar’s main area falls about 2km from here, so our children face difficulty going to the anganwadi center there. Someday they go and someday they don’t”, says mother of one kid from Dindori district, Maltikra tola, Madhya Pradesh, where there is no anganwadi center for kids. As there is no...